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  • Internship Open Call July 2017

    13 July

    KARST is offering two 6 month internships, one with an administrative focus and one with a technical focus, to begin Friday 1st September 2017. The internships offer the opportunity to work closely with KARST staff in a supporting role towards exhibitions, projects and events. Duties will include assisting with exhibition delivery, being actively involved with communications, marketing and logistics, as well as day to day tasks including invigilation and practical work as required.

    The schedule for this position is flexible, but only applicants who can commit to working at least 1.5 days per week will be considered. The ideal intern will have strong organisational skills, have an interest in both national and regional visual arts, and be able to work flexibly, positively and creatively.

    TECHNICAL INTERNSHIP: This internship will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work with our exhibitions team in the installation and delivery of gallery projects. Learning will include practical making skills, use of tools, audio-visual equipment.

    ADMIN INTERNSHIP: This internship will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work with the KARST team in administration, marketing, communications and general organisation of the exhibition and projects programme.

    This is a great opportunity for early career applicants who are interested and passionate about contemporary art, and would suit those interested in arts management, curating or other related focus within the visual arts. Hands on experience will be offered as well as full support and personal development. The internship is unpaid, although some subsistence will be provided and some weekend/evening working will be necessary.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday 8th August 2017 5pm

    INTERVIEWS: Tuesday 15th August 2017

    START DATE: Internships to start Friday 1st September 2017

    Please email a covering letter and CV to applications@karst.org.uk

  • Webcam project with PSCA

    21 March

    Today we launch an exciting test project with our neighbours Plymouth School of Creative Arts, featuring a live webcam feed transmitted to the school over this week. Students will be able to see the ongoing installation of our upcoming show 'META-MATTER' that opens this Friday at 7pm.

  • Corridor

    11 April

    KARST, i-DAT and INDEXprojects have revealed the results of our collaborative VR project > CORRIDOR VR Enter the corridor and experience the strangely familiar...... INDEXprojects present 'Corridor', an immersive virtual environment linking Stroud and Plymouth. This is an Arts Council funded project made in collaboration with KARST, a contemporary artspace in Plymouth and i-DAT, a digital research lab based at Plymouth University. Sound Design by Near Future. 22 - 23 April - Knapp House Barn, The Vatch, Slad, GL6 7JZ

  • Widening Horizons at KARST

    17th November

    As part of the Widening Horizons project, a group of year 5 High Street primary school students stopped by KARST gallery for some inspiration for their space themed group show 'Luna Landings', exploring the children's journeys through space and navigating beyond the sun through the solar system.

  • Syllabus III - SouthWest Drop In Session

    22nd March

    KARST will host the regional drop in session for artists interested in applying for SYLLABUS III. Syllabus III; a peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months, starts in September and will provide selected participants with a series of intensive sessions led by each of the partners.

  • KARST & Minerva Fundraising Success

    30 March

    Following on from our hugely successful fundraiser with Minerva Streetwear, KARST has raised over 800 pounds in support of independent culture across Plymouth. This could not have been made possible with out the amazing DJ's, artists and volunteers as well as everyone in attendance.

  • Plymouth Contemporary Open 2017

    15 May

    This July, KARST will be hosting the Plymouth Contemporary Open alongside Peninsula Arts. Picked from over 400 applicants, the Contemporary brings together over 40 artists from across the region, showcasing the best local and national talent who will respond to the theme of visions. For a full list of selected artists visit the link below.

  • KARST Secures NPO

    27 June

    KARST is pleased to announce we have received our first Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations Status for the next four years. Donna, Carl & everyone from the team at KARST would like to thank everyone for their belief and support in us.

  • KARST Graduate Residency Exhibition 2016/17

    26 January

    In September 2016, two Fine Art graduates from Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth University, supported by both institutions, were awarded a studio space at KARST for five months as part of the yearly graduate residency scheme. As a focused outcome to the residency; selected artists' Charlie Knight and Gemma Mackenzie will be presenting new work for an exhibition in KARST's lower gallery space.

    Private View: 27th January / 6.30-8.30pm
    Exhibition Continues: 28th-29th January 2017 / 11-5pm

    Residency Critique from 5.30-6.30pm on Friday 27th for PAC Home members

  • Keith Harrison awarded commission by Jerwood Open Forrest

    30 November

    KARST Studio6 Artist Keith Harrison has been awarded a major 30,000 pounds commission through the 2016 edition of Jerwood Open Forest; established by Forestry Commission England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, with support from Arts Council England.

    The project seeks to contribute to a national discussion around how contemporary artists engage with the environment today, presenting forests as a rich and immersive platform for bold and ambitious works.


    16 October

    27 October at National Space CentreBiennale Tickets : 110 pounds from www.fulldome.org.uk

    Exploring current and future art practice in VR and Fulldome, issues of social and political developments in digital space, theory and practice of distribution and exhibition, accessibility and documentation of virtual worlds.

    Artists, academics, curators and industry creatives at the cutting edge of VR and Fulldome technology will present and discuss their work, including contemporary multi-media artist Shezad Dawood.

    The symposium is part of a research and development project funded by Arts Council England a collaboration between two artist-led organisations: INDEXprojects (indexprojects.co.uk) and KARST (karst.org.uk) & the pioneering digital research lab i-DAT(i-dat.org) aiming to develop a platform in VR and fulldome where artists and galleries can engage and exhibit in radical ways.

  • Ambition for Excellence

    20 November

    Horizon, a two year visual arts programme in Plymouth, has been awarded £635,000 in Arts Council England's latest round of Ambition for Excellence. The programme will feature four projects: a cross-city art exhibition working with communities across Plymouth (2017); a major international public art festival (2018); and two editions of the 'Plymouth Art Weekender' festival (2017 and 2018).

    These projects will place Plymouth firmly on the map as a major cultural destination in the lead up to Mayflower 400 and the opening of the £34 million History Centre in 2020. Horizon is a collaborative programme developed between Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art - PCA, Plymouth Arts Centre, KARST, Plymouth City Council (Official) and Visual Arts Plymouth - VAP and has been led by Plymouth Culture.

  • KARST Online Shop

    24 November

    KARST now offers a range of editions as an opportunity to buy affordable contemporary art works that have been generously contributed by artists who have featured in our exhibitions programme. All proceeds go to respecting artists and the development of KARST’s future programme.

    With works from KONSORTIUM, HEMAN CHONG, ATOI, JOEY HOLDER, PAUL BUCK, DAVID BLANDY with more artist editions to follow: http://karst.org.uk/shop


  • Inland Art Festival 2016

    15 October

    KARST has proudly been invited to be apart of this year's Inland Art Festival, Redruth. KARST studio artists will take over the historic site of St Rumon's gardens to produce a series of landscape installations to reflect the industrial past and imagined future.

  • KARST Studio Updates

    24 November

    KARST studio3 Artist Rosie King has been successful in her Arts Council England bid for GONE (preserve us), a new video installation that will be shown during Plymouth Art Weekender.

    KARST Studio4 Artist Laura Edmunds is now represented by TEN. Gallery. https://www.gallery-ten.co.uk/
    Edmunds has also recently been successful in her Grants for the Arts bid.

    KARST studio5 Artist Carl Slater is showing at G39, Cardiff. Slaters solo exhibition Miss America's Trip to Technoland opens 23 July and runs until 20 August 2016. http://www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=artists&id=5014

    KARST Studio6 Artist Keith Harrison has been selected for the 2016 Jerwood Open Forrest.

    KARST Studio7 artist Clare Thornton has released a research article co-authored with Emma Cocker published in the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Vol. 7 issue 2 On Showing & Writing Training.

  • Be Your Dog.

    18th October

    KARST is excited to annoounce our last event as part of our programme for 2016. In partnership with the Live Art Development Agency, will be a public performance by dogs and their owners on Sunday 6th November 2pm - 2.30pm.

  • Plymouth Art Weekender

    24th September

    Plymouth Art Weekender was a great success! Many thanks to all that visited us last weekend for Plymouth Art Weekender. Also thanks to Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) and the organisers of PAW. Bring on Plymouth Art Weekender 2017.

  • Studio2 Residency - Kelly Best

    2nd May

    We are really pleased to be hosting the second part of Kelly Best's Residency in Studio2 in partnership with Plymouth Arts Centre. Residency Dates 2-16th May. Kelly Best's exhibition 'All Walls Interupted' at Plymouth Art Centre can be seen in the below link.

  • Artory

    23rd December

    We’ve been working in conjunction with our collaborators in culture in Plymouth to build an App specifically to help audiences find out about forthcoming exhibitions, shows and events, and to allow us to receive users feedback. The new App, Artory, is now available for download.

    As well as keeping people up to speed on a range of activities across the city, Artory will also enable the user to earn Art Miles® to exchange for exclusive offers at venues across Plymouth. Find out more about Artory on theur website: https://www.artory.co.uk/

    Download Artory

    Download for iPhone iOS7+
    Download for Android 4.0+